Attractions in Tokyo and Japan that are closed due to coronavirus – Updated Apr 8

Take note of these temporary closures: museums, art galleries, theme parks and tourist attractions

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By Time Out Tokyo Editors |
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In light of the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak around the world, a growing number of venues in Tokyo and across Japan, from museums and galleries to theme parks and tourist attractions, are closing temporarily. This is a preventive measure to help curb the spread of the virus, and also to safeguard the health of the venues' employees and visitors.

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike has since urged Tokyo citizens to stay in and refrain from going out unless it’s urgent. She has also recommended avoiding nightlife activities, as venues like bars and clubs are believed to be higher-risk environments for contracting the coronavirus.

In the meantime, Japan National Tourism Organization has set up a 24-hour coronavirus hotline for tourists, available in English, Chinese and Korean. Call 050 3816 2787 within Japan, or +81 50 3816 2787 from overseas.

If you're staying in, go binge-watch these Japanese shows with English subtitles on Netflix, or travel through Tokyo via these books set in the capital.

We will update this list as we hear of more closures in Tokyo and elsewhere in Japan.

Recommended: How to protect yourself from coronavirus while in Tokyo/Japan

Venues and attractions in Tokyo

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Rikugien
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Attractions, Parks and gardens

Rikugien

Komagome

Closed from Mar 28 to Apr 12

Ueno Zoo
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Attractions, Zoos and aquariums

Ueno Zoo

Ueno

Closed from Feb 29 to May 6

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Legoland Discovery Center
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Attractions, Theme parks

Legoland Discovery Center

Odaiba

Closed from Apr 8 until beginning of May

Venues and attractions in Japan

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
From Mar 12 to Apr 12

Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum of Art, Kyoto
From Feb 22 until further notice

National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
From Feb 29 until further notice

Kyoto Railway Museum
From Feb 29 to until further notice

Kyushu National Museum
From Feb 27 until further notice

Nara National Museum
From Feb 27 until further notice

Osaka Castle
From Feb 29 until further notice

Universal Studios Japan
From Feb 29 to Apr 12

National Museum of Art, Osaka
From Feb 29 until further notice

Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
From Feb 29 to Apr 10

Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
From Mar 2 until further notice

Osaka Tennoji Zoo
From Mar 3 until further notice

Sapporo Maruyama Zoo
From Mar 1 to 31

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